KINGMAN - A burglary investigation in Golden Valley resulted in a police chase that ended with two damaged law enforcement vehicles and the arrests of a 24-year-old man and his girlfriend.
The pursuit was the third police chase in the Kingman and Golden Valley areas in two days.
Deputies investigating burglaries and thefts in the Golden Valley area received information about two possible suspects, said Sheriff'sspokeswoman Trish Carter. Those suspects, identified as Bradley Victor Senesac, 24, of Golden Valley, and Ivah Kay Shadwick, 23, of Yucca, were tracked to a mechanic in Yucca Wednesday morning. The pair had dropped off their car for service and were driving a Ford Expedition borrowed from the business.
Deputies located the Expedition on Alamo Road and pulled it over around 1:20 p.m.
Shadwick, who was driving, got out of the vehicle but Carter said Senesac ignored the deputy's commands to do the same. Instead, Senesac jumped from the passenger's seat to the driver's seat and sped away with the deputy's arm still inside the vehicle.
Carter said the deputy was knocked to the ground and struck his knee, but was not seriously injured.
Senesac got onto Interstate 40, then exited onto Griffith Road and drove into Golden Valley. Carter said a perimeter was established south of Highway 68 as the Arizona Department of Safety Air Ranger tracked the Expedition through dirt roads and washes.
The chase continued for about an hour until the Expedition got stuck in the Sacramento Wash in the area of Redwall Drive and Hoover Road around 2:30 p.m. Senesac ran for about 30 seconds before lying down on the ground to surrender.
Carter said deputies found a plastic bag containing a white crystal substance inside the car.
Senesac was booked into the Mohave County Jail on felony charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, unlawful flight from law enforcement, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of burglary, unlawful use of means of transportation and altering a vehicle's serial/ID number. Shadwick was booked on felony counts of burglary, unlawful use of means of transportation and altering a vehicle's serial/ID number.
Carter said the crash between the two police cars occurred when a deputy stopped to lay down spike strips on Garnet Road in anticipation of the Expedition. The DPS car then ran into the unoccupied Sheriff's unit.
Mohave County Risk Management officials had the road closed for about an hour as it investigated the incident. No one was injured.